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Text icon Tips for VIPs: Travel and transport

April 7th, 2018 / 0 comments

Below are some travel and transport tips from Visually Impaired People (VIP) with Macular Degeneration courtesy of the Macular Society.    Although I no longer go birdwatching, I use my binoculars to read signs and look at flowers, paintings, exhibitions, or just the scenery.   When travelling on public transport, I carry my “monocular” unobtrusively […]

Text icon Save the Date: Monday 30 April 2018

February 23rd, 2018 / 0 comments

A major congress on disability, employment and the workplace is being held by the Scottish Government in Glasgow, in collaboration with Disabled People’s Organisations, the STUC and employers. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, Minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman and Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn will all be attending.

Text icon Smart by Charlotte Bennie

February 19th, 2018 / 0 comments

  So, ye think ye’re smert, dae ye? I’ve been indulging in a wee tech fest. Ordered a new computer, a laptop no less and a smart meter has been fitted in the house. The laptop arrived this afternoon. Now, it’s sitting there, in the corner of my desk. All sleek, shiny and smug. It’s […]

Text icon Edinburgh Print Makers Descriptive Tour

February 7th, 2018 / 0 comments

Access : Behind The ScenesMonday 5th March, 10.30 – 1.30 Descriptive tour and printmaking workshopFree, booking essential   Edinburgh Printmakers is hosting a special event for those who are interested in experiencing the process of printmaking. Join Juliana Capes and master printers from Edinburgh Printmakers for a special event designed for visitors with visual impairments.   […]

Text icon Visually Impaired Tour & Workshop

January 12th, 2018 / 0 comments

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh – Visually Impaired Tour & Workshop Saturday 27 January 10 am – 3 pm Event Description:Join us on Saturday 27 January for a descriptive tour and practical workshop for our blind and visually impaired visitors as part of our current exhibition John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea. Featuring two remarkable film and sound […]

Text icon Bitcoin explained!

January 7th, 2018 / 0 comments

Bitcoin explained   A lot of monkeys lived near a village.🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒   One day a merchant came to the village to buy these monkeys!🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵   He announced that he will buy the monkeys @ $100 each. 🐵💵   The villagers thought that this man is mad.😇   They thought how can somebody buy stray monkeys at […]

Text icon Top Ten Apps 2017

December 10th, 2017 / 0 comments

After much discussion and deliberation the SITE Apps Club members are proud to give you the ‘Top Ten Apps of 2017’!   1 Seeing AI. This app is fantastic as it incorporates different apps into one. With this app you can scan text in real-time to a good degree of accuracy. You are able to […]

Text icon Shoogly Banking

December 10th, 2017 / 0 comments

Until recently, we had a RBS branch just down the street. A sonsy example of Scottish Victorian town planning, in sparkling grey granite. A ramp and a cash machine showing things were keeping up to date.  Unfortunately, modernisation has continued, which is why this branch has closed. In a matter of weeks developing a dusty, […]

Text icon Tech Tip – Enlarge the Screen in Windows 10

November 19th, 2017 / 0 comments

Have you discovered the keyboard shortcut in Windows 10 that automatically zooms in the whole screen?If not just read on to find out how to use and adjust the zooming to suit your needs.   Pressing the Windows and plus (+) keys together automatically activates the Magnifier.Pressing the Windows and Escape keys turns off the […]

Text icon The Culture Crawl by Charlotte Bennie

November 14th, 2017 / 0 comments

This was an eight mile walk across Glasgow; starting at the car park at the front, or is it the back?, of Kelvingrove, heading east to the Cathedral, then a dive down High Street and into Duke Street to head back. Finishing at the Hunterian Museum at the University. Eight way points at which, there […]